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Here Are 3 Similarities Between Dating And Leasing A Car

Here Are 3 Similarities Between Dating And Leasing A Car

Have you ever heard the phrase “Treat her like you treat your car”? Well, there is a lot of wisdom behind these words. A man usually treats his car like he treats his wife or girlfriend, and I am not the only one who says this. Starting from this old saying, I found a number of similarities between dating and leasing a car. In fact, one can say these things also apply to buying a car.

1. Everything starts with a test drive

Before you agree to lease or buy a car, you are going to do a test drive. The first couple of weeks after meeting a new person are pretty similar to a test drive. You get to know each other and see if you are really the same person as “advertised” online or in the messages you’ve exchanged. During this phase of dating, you decide whether you can become a real couple or whether it’s time to move on and find someone else. If you do like what you see during the test drive, you are going to move into an “exclusive” relationship, just like you would do with a car. But right now, things are not yet final.

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2. The actual relationship

After the test drive, it’s time to sign the lease. Depending on your age, the lease on a car might get shorter. For example, if you’re 40, the lease is about one year long, but if you’re 20, the lease is around two years. If you decide to buy a used, vintage car, its age will dictate the length of your relationship. Looking at relationships, your age also affects your behavior. There are many young couples who stay together for 8 or more years before deciding to take the next step. If you are in your 40s, things change: you are likely to want to tie the knot or move on, because by this time you already know what you want from your life and you know each moment is precious.

3. The big decision

There comes a moment in a relationship when you have to make a decision: you either continue with the same person or you break up. This is the same as the moment when the lease is over: are you going to buy or not?

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In a relationship, you eventually have to do something. You won’t be able to carry on with the relationship as a girlfriend or boyfriend forever. You either marry or split. Or, you have a baby or move in together.

These three phases in a relationship with a car have a clear start and finish point. Similarly, human relationships have their own start and finish points. If you are going to stay in the first phase longer than a couple of months, you’re not ready to commit, so you should be moving on. If not for your own sake, do it for the sake of your partner. Give yourself and your partner the chance to find happiness somewhere else.

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If you test a car and find that you don’t fit, you move on and test another car. So, why would you chose to stay and try to make it work with a human? Life happens here and now, so there is no point in waiting in an idle state where you always say “maybe.”

If the other person is not ready to commit, regardless of the reason why, you have to move on. If you don’t do it, you risk making your life miserable, because frustration and resentments will creep into your heart.

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And there is yet another reason dating is the same as renting a car: if you break the lease, aka the relationship, and then you get back together with the same car, aka person, you will be buying it, aka marrying them.

What’s the take away lesson?

People almost never compromise when they are faced with leasing a car or buying a car. No one would settle for a less-than-great car when they know they can find one they want. Why would you settle for living with a person whom you know is not THE ONE?

If in doubt, treat him or her like you would treat your car. That’s probably the most realistic dating advice you will ever read!

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Last Updated on July 18, 2019

10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

Your house is more than just a building that you live in. It should be a home that makes you feel welcome as soon as you open the front door.

Making your house feel like a home is not something that simply happens on its own. You need to make some changes to a house when you move in, to give it that cozy, warm feeling that turns it into a true home. To help you speed the process, follow this guide to 10 small changes to make your house feel like a home.

1. Make the Windows Your Own

When you move into a home, they often come with boring Venetian blinds or less than attractive curtains.

One of the best ways you can instantly warm your home and make it showcase your style is to add some new window dressing. Adding beautiful curtains not only improves your home’s appearance, but it can also help to control the temperature.

2. Put up Some Art

If you have a lot of bare walls in your home, it will seem sterile no matter how beautiful your paint or wallpaper is.

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Hanging art on the walls will instantly give it personality and make it feel like home.

3. Improve the Aroma

A house that is not filled with inviting smells will never feel like a home. There are loads of ways you can make your home smell nice. There are tons of air fresheners on the market you can use.

Incense and scented candles are a nice option as well. Don’t forget that baking in a home is also a great way to fill it with an aroma that instantly smells like home as soon as you open the front door.

4. Put out Lots of Pillows and Throws

A great way to make your home look warm and inviting is to place lots of pillows and throws out on the furniture. It is much better to have too many pillows than not enough.

There is nothing like the feeling of sinking into a cushiony pillow that feels like a cloud to make you feel like you are at home.

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5. Instantly Class up Your Closet

If your closet is filled with wire or plastic hangers, it will never truly feel homey. To instantly make your closet feel classy, change out your old hangers for wooden ones.

Not only do they look great, but they are better for hanging your clothes as well.

6. Improve Your Air Quality

One of the most overlooked ways to make your house feel more like a home is to improve its air quality.

The easiest and best way to upgrade the air quality in your home is to change the old, dirty filters in your furnace regularly. Get some air filters delivered to your home so that you always have some on hand.

7. Fill it with Plants

Another way to improve the air quality in your home is to fill it with plants. You should have plants in every room of your home.

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They help to improve the air quality and they look beautiful. As well as making your home appear homier, plants also help to boost your mood and lower your stress levels.

8. Change the Doorknobs

Most people don’t really give their doorknobs a second thought unless they are broken. That is a shame because changing your doorknobs is an easy way to add personality to your home.

Changing your old, boring doorknobs to new ones that are works of art will instantly brighten your home.

9. Upgrade Your Tub or Shower

There is nothing like luxuriating in a whirlpool bath or steam shower to make the cares of the day melt away. Your family deserves a bit of luxury when they are in their bathroom.

Install a new shower or tub today to make your bathroom worthy of a place in your home.

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10. Fresh Cut Flowers

You can make any room in your house feel homier by placing a vase full of beautiful flowers in it. The gorgeous look and intoxicating aroma of fresh cut flowers will immediately brighten your day when you encounter them.

You don’t have to make all these changes at once. Try one or two a day though, and your house will feel like a home before you know it. The trick is to constantly keep adding these homey touches to make your home a place worthy of its name.

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